James Robert Bragg

10 October , 193218 February , 2019

Bragg, Robert James age 86, of Digby passed away February 18, 2019 at Digby General Hospital. Born in Long Branch, Toronto, Ontario to the late Percival and Gertrude (Simpson) Bragg.

Robert joined the Navy in 1951 at the age of 17. He was a Boatswain, diver until he retired as a Petty Officer in 1972. After retirement he farmed and planted large vegetable gardens. He also worked at Cornwallis taking care of the grounds. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch # 122, Clementsport. He enjoyed hunting with his sons and hounds. He loved to fish, was an avid outdoors man and loved dogs.

Robert is survived by wife, Jeannie W. Bragg; daughters, Roberta (Donald Yanke), Wendy (Rick Beaton); sons, Gordon (Colleen Manzer), Angus (Julie Marquette) and Ian; 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren.

Donations in memory can be made to a charity of your choice. Cremation has taken place under the care of Jayne’s Funeral Home, Digby. Celebration of life will be held at a later date. Leave a message for the family at


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Carole Baxter (Dube)

20 March 2019

I have a lot of fond memories from childhood . All of us (Jean-Paul and Vivian Dube) want you to know that we loved the times we spent with Robert, Jeanne and family on the farm. Prayers and hugs to all of you. 💞

Cindy Langer

27 February 2019

Dear Jeannie and family, Our deepest condolences to all of you. You and Bob spent a lot of time at my dads' house. John and Vi Braman. Through them we got to meet you and Bob and some of the kids. We were so sorry to hear of Bobs' passing. Ronnie and I have been back to see dad and Vi's house, Cornwallis and of their graves. I remember you and Bob gave my boys a ride-on duck and it was supposed to only hold one but they insisted on the two of them squeezing on. They were very young then. And when it came time they did not want to part with it. I remember you were always so sweet and nice and Bob loved a good laugh. RIP Bob say hi to dad and Vi for me. Take care Jeannie. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love Cindy & Ronnie Langer xoxo

Corinne Uhlman

25 February 2019

Our sincere condolences to all the family . Best regards in your time of loss . From an old schoolmate and neighbour of Gordon - Corinne Uhlman .

Timothy L. Sanford

25 February 2019

Wendy, I am sadden to learn of the passing of your father. I just want to let you know that you and your family are being thought of at this time. Maybe we will see each this summer when I am home.

Kathy Starkey (Morgan)

25 February 2019

My thoughts are with you all at this time. I remember so many fun times from fishing to picnics to swimming at the Ridge. Our dads both served our Country and I'm so proud of them. Mr Bragg always had a smile and a laugh I still remember. He was such a character. Just know I'm thinking of you all and wish I could hug each of you. Take care

Kathy and family

Gordon Stewart

24 February 2019

Rest in Peace my frenid ,,,From a Sailor to a Sailor I am sure our paths have crossed

June & Wendell Trimper

23 February 2019

Jeanne- We are sorry to learn of Bob's passing. We have many memories of you and your family when you lived next door to my parents and at other times. Sincerely, June & Wendell